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5 Looks We Loved From The 2024 Met Gala

by Gabrielle Hartman May 22, 2024 3 min read

5 Looks We Loved From The 2024 Met Gala


The 2024 Met Gala embraced the whimsical theme "The Garden of Time," inviting a magical display of creative and ethereal fashion statements. Stars descended on the red carpet, their hairstyles as integral to their looks as their couture gowns, each embodying the spirit of enchantment. Here, we explore five standout hairstyles that captivated us, complete with styling tips using FHI Heat tools to recreate these bewitching looks at home.

And YES - FHI Heat made an appearance at the Met Gala this year!

Nikki Nelms Met Gala


This year, FHI Heat actually made it's appearance at the exclusive gala as well! Celebrity HairstylistNikki Nelms usedFHI Heat to create an ultra-sleek hairstyle forStorm Reid at the Met Gala."Partnering with FHI allowed me to create the exact look that we were going for with Storm for MET Gala - sleek and elegant with that extra sparkle,” says Nikki.The Emmy-Award winning actress wore a classic Coach ballgown, and Nikki drew inspiration from her dress. Here's how to get the look at home!  

Step 1: Give yourself a blowout using theFHI Heat Innovator Dryer, which usesHydraHeat™ technology to instantly smooth and reduce frizz.

Step 2: To achieve ultra-sleek strands, use theFHI Heat Curve Pro Styling Iron to glide through hair without pulling. 

Step 3: Use theFHI Heat Platform Signature .5” Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener which is hailed for precision. 

Pro Tip: "I added metallic strands throughout her hair for a touch of spark; throughout the styling process, I used theFHI Heat UNBrush hair brush which is great for detangling." -Nikki Nelms

  1. Tyla’s Tousled Look 
Tyla Met gala


Tyla turned heads at the Met Gala with her sophisticated yet playful bob—a perfect blend of chic and fun. Embodying the essence of a modern water nymph, her wet, glossy finish gave her a fresh, siren-like appeal, perfect for the "Enchanted Expressions" theme.

How to Get the Look: Start with damp hair and liberally apply product for body and hold. Grab yourdiffuser attachment on a low setting with a handle-less dryer to gently dry the hair, scrunching with your hands to build texture. For that signature glossy finish, a spritz ofshine mist will give you that fresh-off-the-red-carpet look.

  1. Sydney Sweeney’s Voluminous Bob
Sydney Sweeney Met Gala


Sydney’s bob was nothing short of iconic. Her soft waves combined with a blunt fringe framed her face beautifully, giving her a retro yet modern appeal. This bob with a blunt fringe perfectly married vintage charm with modern flair, embodying the gala's enchanted theme with a nostalgic twist.

How to Get the Look: Mist your hair with volumizing spray before drying. Use thePlatform Blowout Brush to lift roots and smooth the length. For those perfect bangs, dry straight and then curl slightly under at the ends. It’s retro-chic made simple and stunning.

  1. Lana Del Rey’s Enchanted Waves
Lana Del Rey Met Gala


Lana Del Rey looked like a modern-day fairytale princess with her long, flowing locks adorned with delicate flowers. Her waves were soft, romantic, and utterly mesmerizing.

How to Get the Look: Protect your tresses with heat protectant spray before usingthe Waver to create those luscious waves. Take small sections and wave from roots to ends. For the final storybook touch, weave in some tiny flowers. You’ll look like you stepped out of an enchanted forest.

  1. La La’s Elegant Ponytail


La La Met Gala


Elegant and polished, La La’s high ponytail with flowing curls was the epitome of sleek sophistication. This look is perfect for gala events or any occasion where you want to make a dramatic entrance.

How to Get the Look: Pull your hair up into a high ponytail and secure it with a strong band. Use alarge-barrel inch curler to curl the ponytail in sections for bouncy curls that add volume and drama. Smooth down flyaways at the crown with a bit of hairspray for a flawless finish.

  1. Emily Ratajkowski’s Edgy Pixie
Emily Met Gala


Emily’s pixie cut with spiky ends was daring, edgy, and absolutely divine. It’s a bold look that complements her striking features and sets her apart from the crowd.

How to Get the Look: Use the a professional-grade curler likeThe Curve to straighten the locks. Put them into an updo and usegel to sculp them outward for that spiky effect, flattening palms for the widened edges. Lock in the style with a blast of powerful finisher.

Each of these looks from the 2024 Met Gala showcases the versatility and creativity that FHI Heat styling tools bring to your hairstyling arsenal. Whether you're aiming for understated elegance or avant-garde boldness, these tips will help you achieve a hairstyle worthy of its own red carpet moment.

Gabrielle Hartman
Gabrielle Hartman

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